Closed Bug 487108 Opened 11 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Look into replacing Doctor with ACE as editor for www.mozilla.org

Categories

(www.mozilla.org :: General, defect, P2)

defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: davidwboswell, Unassigned)

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Details

As part of the www.mozilla.org's transition from CVS to SVN we need to have a replacement for Doctor -- something that will let people edit content on the site without having to directly use a version control tool.  We'd like to look into using Bespin for this.

For an example of how the current functionality works, just click on the 'Edit this Page' link on any page except the home page.  For instance, for the About page that link takes you to

https://doctor.mozilla.org/?action=edit&file=mozilla-org/html/about/index.html

Would something similar (or better) be possible using Bespin?
This currently isn't possible because Bespin hasn't added support for editing random open source repositories. I'm not sure which bug that is, but we also might care about bug 474900.
Kevin, I'm CCing you on this bug because it requires Subversion support in Bespin in order to happen.

(In response to comment 1, this has been added on the 0.2.x line of Bespin.)
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Depends on: 493038
Some basic progress has been made with getting SVN support into Bespin. Follow bug 493038 if you're interested.
Assignee: nobody → gphemsley
Great news.  Even if there's just basic SVN support for now maybe we could try embedding it on the staging site and see what happens?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Great news.  Even if there's just basic SVN support for now maybe we could try
> embedding it on the staging site and see what happens?

Once all the code gets pulled into where it's supposed to go, I'll look into what that might entail and get back to you.
Basic SVN support is now in Bespin, but I'll still need to implement SSH support for the type of connection Mozilla.org uses. (See bug 493038 for details.)
As an update, things are being refactored right now in the Bespin Reboot and it sounds like there may be something suitable for use on mozilla.org later in November or in December.
Setting priority to p2.
Priority: -- → P2
Keywords: student-project
Summary: Look into replacing Doctor with Bespin as editor for www.mozilla.org → Look into replacing Doctor with Skywriter as editor for www.mozilla.org
Assignee: gphemsley → nobody
Keywords: student-project
Summary: Look into replacing Doctor with Skywriter as editor for www.mozilla.org → Look into replacing Doctor with ACE as editor for www.mozilla.org
Closing old Mozilla.org website bugs due to them not being relevant to the new Python-based Bedrock system. Re-open if this is a critical bug and should be resolved on the new system too.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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